foto_pantazisDimos N. PANTAZIS is a Professor at the Technological Educational Institution of Athens (TEI-A), Greece, Department of Civil , Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineers, Faculty of Technological Applications. He is the head of the Cartography and Spatial Databases Laboratory of the Department and also the founder and head of the Research Group SOCRATES (Society for Organizations Cartography and Applications using Technology on Earth and Space).

His research areas of interest include cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) {implementation methods, applications development, etc.}, spatial database {design –development-implementation, CASE-tools, quality controls}, organization re-engineering, metadata, and spatial analysis.

He is the author of many scientific articles, book chapters and conference papers in the fields of Geomatics. He also is the co-author of the book "Conception de SIG –Méthode et Formalisme, (1996) Eds. Hermès: Paris, and of many scientific papers.

Former Research Engineer and Associate Professor at the Laboratory SURFACES-Geomatics Unit of the University of Liege (ULg) in Belgium, he was also the Head of several GIS Projects for National, Regional and Local Governments in various countries (Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Cameroon, Senegal, China, Brazil, Greece, etc.). D. N. PANTAZIS has also served for 2 years as a Research Engineer at the Belgian "Fonds National de Recherche Scientifique" (FNRS)" in the field of Geomatics. D. N. PANTAZIS has graduated from the Surveying and Rural Engineering Department of the Aristotelion University (AΠΘ), in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Pedagogic Institution (Primary Education Teacher's School) of Larissa, Greece. He also holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, a postgraduate diploma in Information Systems from the Institute of Higher Studies in Public Administration of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Geographic Sciences from the University of Liege, Belgium.

EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY STUDIES- DIPLOMAS - CERTIFICATES


- Ph.D. in Geography Sciences. Thesis Title: «Analyse méthodologique des phases de conception et de développement d'un système d'information géographique. Une proposition de méthode de conception de S.I.G. et un exemple réel de son application. Le cas du Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire du Grand - Duché de Luxembourg.», grade attributed (equivalent to summa cumlaude) : « la plus grande distinction avec les félicitations du Jury ». Geography Department, University of Liege, Belgium, 1994.

- MSc in « Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management » (Maîtrise [M.Sc.] en Gestion des Eaux, 3ème cycle « ENVIRONNEMENT »), Land Surveyor and Rural Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 1991.

- Postgraduate diploma in « Information systems management - Tools and methods » (« La gestion des systèmes d'information - Outils et méthodes »), Institute of Higher Studies in Public Administration (Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique, IDHEAP), Lausanne, Switzerland, 1991.

- Land Surveyor and Rural Engineer Diploma, Land Surveying and Rural Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, ARISTOTELION University (A), Thessaloniki, Greece1987.

- Teaching Diploma, Teacher Training Academy of Larissa, Larissa, Greece, 1988.

- Economic studies certificate, School of Economics and Law, ARISTOTELION University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1982.

Language Certificates:
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English, The University of Michigan, English Language Institute, Athens, Greece, 2003.
  • English language Diploma, Level IV, Higher Institute for Modern Languages (I.S.L.V.), Belgo-Britannic Association, Liege, Belgium, 1997.
  • English language Diploma, Level III, Higher Institute for Modern Languages (I.S.L.V.), Belgo-Britannic Association, Liege, Belgium, 1996.
  • French Language Diploma, French Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1983.
  • First certificate of French Language, French Institute, Larissa, Greece, 1979.

ASSESSMENT – APPRAISALS (EXPERTISES) FOR:

A) THE EUROPEAN UNION
B) CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SPATIALE / INSTITUT GEOGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL, FRANCE


  1. (Invited Expert) – Expertise, Review of STCU project, European Commission, Research Directorate – General, International Scientific Cooperation, Multilateral Cooperation Activities, March 2004.
  2. (Invited Expert) - Expertise / Assessment of the dossiers / proposals of the "Appel d'offre –Geomatique, espaces, territories, mobilites" Interdisciplinary program "Societe de l'Information" of the CNES – France (Centre Nationale de Recherche Spatiale) in association with the IGN (Institut Geographique National and the CEMAGREF), 8/7-12 /7/ 2002.
  3. (Invited Expert the European Commission of the EE) - Participation as Expert / Evaluator of Project Proposals for the "IST CPA3 call -use of geographic information"-, in the frame of the E.U. program: E.U. Information Society Technologies Program – Evaluation of Proposals – Brussels, Belgium, 3/11 – 10/11/ 2001.
  4. (Invited Expert from the European Commission of the EE) - Participation as Expert / Evaluator of Project Proposals for the "IST applications relating to Environmental Protection", in the frame of the E.U. program : E.U. Information Society Technologies Program – Applications relating to Environmental Protection – Evaluation of Proposals, Brussels, Belgium, 26/11 – 2/12 / 2000.
  5. (Invited Expert) - Expertise / Evaluation of the reports D12.1 "La Louvière Geographical Area Management Verification Report", D12.3 "Regione Lazio Geographical Area Management Verification Report" in the frame of RAINBOW project of the European Union, Belgium, 1/9 - 14/9/1998.